Australian Cuisine and Some Foods I’ve Managed to Avoid thumbnail

Those of you who are regular readers of Australia and New Zealand magazine will know that I no longer write a monthly article for them. My final piece for them, which appeared back in February 2018, was about Australian cuisine. Just to be clear though, before we push on, I’m no foodie and I can’t [...]

wale

The first time I went whale watching in Australia was in July 2010. We got the ferry out to Stradbroke Island, which is off the coast of Brisbane. From there we stared out at the sea from the beaches and sometimes from the cliffs, for about five hours. All we saw was, well, the sea… [...]

Spring in Australia and an Early Start to Bushfire Season thumbnail

In November of last year Mrs Bob and I went to Binna Burra Lodge for the weekend, just to chill out. There is no doubt, it is a great place to do that, the views are just spectacular. If you look closely, you can see the Gold Coast in the distance… It is also a [...]

Community Events in Australia thumbnail

Regular readers will probably remember that back in the day, I used to reprint articles I’d written for Australia and New Zealand magazine, here on my website, about once a month. Well, that was because I used to write an article for them once a month and I’d put them on my website after they [...]

Bondi to Coogee Beach: A Sunday Walk Unlike Any Other thumbnail

At the end of last month, when the school holidays began, the Bobinoz family jumped on a plane to Sydney for a four day break. Top of our list of ‘things to do‘ this time was to walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach via the scenic route. As you can see from the map, [...]

A Tasmanian Ten Day Tour with Itinerary thumbnail

In July 2011 my family and I went for a winter holiday in Tasmania. We were there for a week, spending four days in Hobart before driving north to Launceston to spend a further three days there. During the holiday we discovered that 7 days was nowhere near long enough to explore Tassie, and vowed [...]

Moving to New Zealand Instead of Australia thumbnail

As you probably know, there is a great deal of rivalry between Australians and New Zealanders. It’s mainly in sport, which is most obvious with the Bledisloe Cup; the annual rugby league battle between the Wallabies and the All Blacks. Australia normally comes off second best in that one, to much gnashing of teeth here [...]

Magazine

It shocks me that I have been writing posts on this blog for over 11 years now, and I’ve never written one specifically about RSL’s. Never too late, as they say. I wrote this article some time ago, late in 2017, and it appeared in Australia and New Zealand magazine for their winter addition of [...]

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